Local stars impress scouts at Big Shots hoops tourney

bigshotsSeveral local big shots lived up to their billing at the Big Shots Myrtle Beach AAU basketball tournament over the weekend.

Competing in the summer showcase at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center against players and teams from across the country, three local players had major impacts while college recruiters were looking on.

Carolina Forest rising senior Duane Moss scored 15 points in helping lead Flight 22 to a double-overtime victory over the NC Spartans in the Under-17 championship game.

Playing a few blocks away from his home gym, Myrtle Beach’s Emory Knox made a big impression for the Myrtle Beach Phenoms, averaging 23.3 points per game to lead the Under-15 division. Knox scored 30 points in a win over FCF Ballers to make the all-tournament team.

Rising Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach senior Justin Busby averaged 23 points per game for Manzer Academy to make the all-tournament team. Busby, who is transferring to CAMB from Waccamaw, apparently will be joined by another Big Shots standout, Myrtle Beach’s Bryce Schneider. The Richmond commit is in the process of transferring to the local SCISA school for his senior year.

Tournament champions included NC Spartans West (Slam Division), CT Force (U-17 Gold), Erick Green Premiere (U-16 Gold), NYK Force (U-15 Gold), and FCF Ballers (U-10/11 Gold).

Photo courtesy of Big Shots

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